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Comcast NBCUniversal awards $130,000 in Scholarships to 120 PA High School Seniors

Jul 02, 2018 • by COMCAST
From left to right: Lisa Birmingham, Regional Vice President of Government and External Affairs, Beth Crow Community Impact Director Comcast, Jahnea Pressley, Heather Pressley and Todd Eachus, Senior Director External Affairs.

Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program Recognizes Students’ Achievements both in and out of the Classroom

Berks County Recipients: Jessica Halligan, Governor Mifflin Senior High School and Justin Reeves, Antietam Middle / Senior High School

Comcast NBCUniversal has awarded approximately $130,000 in scholarships for the 2017-18 school year to 120 Pennsylvania students as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program. The program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, is a one-time, $1,000 scholarship awarded to the best and brightest high school seniors for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills. Since 2001, more than $28 million has been awarded to nearly 27,000 high school seniors across the country as part of the Leaders and Achievers Program.

“Our Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winners are exceptional students who are committed to academic excellence and community service,” said Christine Whitaker, Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Keystone Region. “We are honored to recognize their achievements and excited to support them as they continue their educational journeys.”

One student, Jahnea Pressley, a resident of Hummelstown and student at Central Dauphin East Senior High School, was selected to receive an additional $10,000 Comcast Founders Scholarship – instituted in honor of Ralph J. Roberts, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Comcast Corporation.

To view a list of this year’s recipients visit here.

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